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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Curriculum Strategies 6-20.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-20.1


Curriculum Strategies

  1. The content of the curriculum will provide a planned and balanced program of instruction that is in keeping with the abilities, interests, and educational needs of students.
    1. The curriculum will provide for a fundamental core of knowledge so that, minimally, upon graduation, each student will have demonstrated an ability to read, write, think, evaluate, reason, and compute.
    2. Adequate plans for enrichment and remediation will be provided for students in need of such assistance.
    3. In order to develop an appreciation of other cultures, opportunities for multicultural experiences are encouraged.
  2. The curriculum will promote, by precept and example, character-building, traditional American social values, good citizenship, honesty, and love of country.
  3. The curriculum will incorporate effective instructional strategies to address the needs of an increasingly diverse and transient population.
  4. The School Board will approve all major changes to the curriculum.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991